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Global Urban Perspectives

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Our Mission and Vision

Transforming students by raising their awareness of urban issues and mobilizing them to live out the incarnational gospel in cities around the world. GUP seeks to cultivate a culture of humility and service by providing students with opportunities to come alongside and learn from urban communities. We also seek to dispel myths and stereotypes related to urban issues by planning educational, campus-wide events for the Wheaton College student body.

How to Get Involved

Global Urban Perspectives offers a number of programs during the year. Please refer to our Announcements for a listing of these special events.

GUP also offers summer immersion programs to different locations both domestic and abroad. Some of our partners include InnerCHANGE in Los Angeles and Guatemala City, Sunshine Gospel Ministries in the Woodlawn community in Chicago, IL, Intervarsity Global Urban Trek in Manila, Philippines, and Urban Mosaic in Mexico City, Mexico. If you are interested in living incarnationally among the urban poor, please contact our Assistant Director of Summer Programs Corrie Johnson. 

"Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near." Hebrews 10:23-25